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Posts Tagged: UC Davis Department of Entomology and Nematology

Christine Merlin and Monarchs: How They Use Their Circadian Clocks for Seasonal Migration

Christine Merlin, shown here examining a monarch butterfly, will speak on

Did you know that monarch butterflies use a circadian clock to navigate to their overwintering sites during their seasonal long-distance migration? Yes, they do, says a Texas A&M researcher. Christine Merlin, an assistant professor in Texas...

Posted on Thursday, May 25, 2017 at 4:59 PM

Sons and Daughters of UC Davis Employees Enjoy Bee Garden

Mother Sarah Robertson supervises her daughter, Isla, 7, and son, Cameron, 4, as they use a catch-and-release device to observe bees up close. Sarah Robertson works at IET Enterprise Applications and Infracture Services. (Photos by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

It was "Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work" Day, and they did. Hundreds of UC Davis employees and their offspring--ages 6 and over--visited sites all across campus on Thursday, April 27. One of the most colorful sites: the UC Davis Department of...

Entomologists Know How to Bug Ya!

Up, up the steps to Briggs Hall, where the bugs are. (Photos by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

If a picture is worth a thousand words, what is a bug worth? That question was neither asked nor answered at the 103rd annual UC Davis Picnic Day, a campuswide open house, held April 22, but just about everything else was! Let's take a look back at all...

UC Davis Bee Symposium on May 7: The Place to 'Bee'

Apiculturist Steve Sheppard of Washington State University is the keynote speaker at the UC Davis Bee Symposium. (WSU Photo)

It's the place to "bee" on Sunday, May 7 at the University of California, Davis. You'll meet scientists, environmentalists and beekeepers; you can brush up on bee friendly plants; and you can learn why honey is "as good as gold." Yes, excitement is...

Show Me the Honey--And They Did!

Graduate student Jackson Audley of the Steve Seybold lab hands a honey-coated toothpick to a participant. At far left is graduate student Wei Lin of the Brian Johnson lab. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Show me the honey! That was a popular refrain at the 103rd annual UC Davis Picnic Day, held Saturday, April 22. The UC Davis Department of Entomology and Nematology showed thousands of folks the honey at its Briggs Hall exhibit, "Honey Tasting." ...

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